Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison

November 14th to January 9th

Lower level Gallery

Colin Harrison is a native of northern England and he lived for some thirty years in Brookfield. He is an engineer and researcher by profession and a photographer since the age of seven by avocation. Often these two passions have intertwined in the development of scientific and medical imaging systems. Colins intent is to help the viewer see the abstract patterns that are found in familiar scenes and to understand the world in terms of these patterns. This approach is often non-representational and such images are often mistaken for watercolour paintings. He has studied in recent years with Kunio Owaki, Freeman Patterson, and the Santé †e Workshop. He exhibits regularly in western Connecticut and can be reached at

artist statement:

Colin's intent is to help the viewer see the abstract patterns that are found in familiar scenes and to understand the world in terms of these patterns. This approach is often non-representational and such images are often mistaken for watercolour paintings

Sally Anderson Bruce

Sally Anderson-Bruce

November 14th to January 9th

Upper Level Gallery
Sally Andersen-Bruce’s photographs of animals have been featured by the US Postal Service in the celebrated Spay and Neuter postage stamp series and the current Adopt A Shelter Pet series. In this exhibit Sally brings her keen eye and deep regard for each spirit before her lens to a group of dogs and cats whose hard lives have ended up so much happier than anyone could have expected. The compassion and generosity of the many people who rescued and adopted these animals serves as inspiration to Sally, as she continues to photograph these animals and to search for a publisher of her portraits and stories about rescue animals.

Two of the animals in the exhibit have not been adopted.

A percentage of all sales will be donated to The Animal Welfare Society of New Milford

Sally can be reached at

Artist statement: I treat the rescue animals with the same respect and admiration that I bring into my corporate photo sessions

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Richard Stalter Art Show October 3 through November 14th

Richard was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 27th 1934. He developed an interest in art at a very early age, gaining recognition for his work in both grade school and high school. He kept his interest in art alive in his college years at Ohio State University and after he graduated. He mistakenly thought that advertising was the only practical way to utilize his artistic interests to make a living.

In 1958, during a six month stay in New York City, he met and befriended a master impressionist artist, Bernard Lennon. In l964, Richard quit his job in advertising and moved to Gaylordsville, Ct to study with Mr. Lennon and began his career as a professional artist. That year also marked the beginning of his participation in the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (New York City) and the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival (Mystic, Ct). Throughout the years, he won many prizes in both shows including First Prize in Oils four times in the Mystic exhibition and Special Landscape Award at the Washington Square show. During those years he also participated in other group shows in the Northeast winning prizes several times in Newport, RI and once in Atlantic City, NJ.

Mr. Stalter paints his subjects on location finding inspiration from scenes throughout the Litchfield Hills and nearby New York State, within easy reach of his Gaylordsville home. He paints all four seasons at these locations and adds figures and still life painting done from life to his body of work. From the 1960's through the 1980's, he traveled yearly to Provincetown and Wellfleet on Cape Cod to capture the seaside light and subjects and visited there in 2007 to paint. Beginning in the 80's, he sought out the boat and water subjects on Mystic and Stonington, Ct. He still paints there two or three times a year.

Locally, many will remember Mr. Stalter for his helping to initiate an unsuccessful attempt to bring an art museum to New Milford.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chris Osborne through August 29, 2010

Recipient of the 2007 National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (NSPCA) Prize, the Classic Car Club of America 2003 Fine Art Award of Excellence, and the Glenmoor Gathering (Ohio) 2007 Best of Show award, Chris Osborne pays homage to the American automobile by way of the art of portraiture. “There are key things in American culture that absorb my attention, the fabulous cars of decades past, the colorful people who drove them, the Hollywood Golden Age, and the true American musical genres, Jazz & Blues. Any combination of these elements may appear in my work. After exhaustive factual research and the use of figurative models, I like to apply an imaginative view of history, bringing to the present a candid moment in time shared with the viewer.”

Raised in New Milford, Connecticut, Osborne received a BA in Art from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson NY and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After an extended stay on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1970’s, she moved to New York City, working with legendary artist’s agent Jane Lander representing a group of illustrators with a preference toward fine art. This pivotal move guided Chris toward figurative drawing and painting, and in the mid-1980’s she left the agent profession to pursue art on her own. Over the decade of the 1990’s Chris supplemented her work by managing the Jazz & Blues department at Tower Records Lincoln Center, the largest retail record store in New York, which put her significantly in the midst of the music world. It was an experience that will forever enrich her painting, as she is currently working on a history of Jazz and a history of Blues in visual form, decade by decade, city by city, with the American automobile as a natural focal point.

Also, a painting of Jimi Hendrix with his 1969 Corvette Stingray is a current work in progress.

Chris has exhibited widely in galleries and art associations in the Northeast and New York City, along with invitational exhibits at annual Collector Car events such as the Kruse Auction in Auburn, Indiana, the Louisville Concours d’Elegance, the Hamptons Concours d’Elegance, the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance, and the Classic Car Club of America annual gathering in Hickory Corners, Michigan. She was the CCCA poster artist for 2005. In April & May of 2006 the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum and Kruse Museum in Indiana exhibited her work in a solo show. The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists honored her with a 2010 Award of Merit.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hidden Treasures Reprocessed

May 23, 2010 through July 11, 2010

Photography Show by Edward Camden Fisher

E. Camden Fisher was raised in the natural wonders of New Milford, CT and the surrounding Litchfield Hills. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he met the love of his life. There he became fascinated with finding the beauty in urban landscapes and telling the stories of strangers through captured moments in time. Camden now lives in New Haven with Dianna and their dog Baxter. He continues to search for the perfect perspective of things long forgotten and moments that tell a lifelong story.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

CJ Guerrin

April 10th through May 23, 2010

C.J. Guerin is an artist who seeks to transfer the beauty of nature to canvas. She travels the Northeast in search of invigorating scenery to capture.

C.J. is an elected member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, a distinguished group of professional artists based at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. The Silvermine Guild Arts Center has, for 100 years, been a gathering place where artists such as Milton Avery and Helen Frankenthaler and art lovers come to appreciate, enjoy and learn about the arts.

Through the Guild and other organizations, C.J. teaches workshops in landscape painting, as well as paper lithography, monotypes, solar etching and collagraph

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Photography by J.G. Moore

Joe Moore was born and raised in New Jersey and started photographing family members when his father let him use the family camera, a 35mm Agfa. He soon became fascinated with photography and nature, taking many photos on his frequent hiking and backpacking trips. He experimented with infrared abstracts and made many photos with what came to be called "light painting." Many of his infrared scenics have an "otherworldly quality" that makes portions of the image jump off the page.

Moving to Connecticut in l974, he joined the Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan, Ct. where many of his works have been on display. He has spent the next 36 years photographing nature and scenics, up and down the east coast of the United States and the Rocky Mountains. Working primarily in 35 mm. he also uses 6x7 cm and 4x5 formats. He employs normal, macro and micro photography techniques and specializes in unusual angles and lighting.

Having made the change to digital, he enjoys taking advantage of the extreme details that the equipment affords. Many of his works not only include images taken with camers, but also with scanners that show detail that is usually invisible to an untrained eye.

Joe currently resides in New Milford with his wife and two children.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bill Hughes January 10th through February 21, 2010

A brief who's who, what's what appears appropriate, so here goes.

A great many of Mr. Hughes' professional artistic endeavors have been in theater, ranging from set and scenic design, to costume and puppet design, to poster and art design. Off stage, he has handled commissions for celebrity art pieces, museum wildlife renderings, and retail design.

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As author, Mr. Hughes was recently represented on the Connecticut stage by the 2009 premiere of his new comedy See Dick...
In 2005 his puppet & people production of Ghost of a Chance was presented to critical and popular acclaim. Previous Connecticut productions include successful stage adaptations of The Picture of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein.

Growing up in and around NYC theater offered the opportunity to witness and learn from many of the best, on, off and backstage. The result of these opportunities ranged from founding several theater troupes to acting, directing, puppet design and performance, choreographing and teaching, set and scenic design, alongside many truly talented individuals. While the majority of the work occurred Off-B’way and Off-Off B’way, there were the periodic visits uptown.

During his "New York" years Mr. Hughes, as well as enjoying professional associations with a number of designers, performers, producers and playwrights, had the privilege of lending some of the latter a hand and an occasional word or two. Nowadays, non-ectoplasmic authorship has its rewards as well as risks, with one’s own, flesh and blood name sitting alongside the title. Next up, the finishing touches to a dark comedy titled, The Trinity Recruit.